Ronald Bates is a strong & physical post presence that is set to have a breakout senior season. Bates averaged a double-double (15ppg & 12rpg) last year as a junior, along with over 3 blocks per game. The 6’5″ forward has a 35+ inch vertical & has been on Varsity since his freshman season. Bates was also named an All-Star selection last season as well as earning a spot on the All-Region Team. Deerfield Windsor lost a few key pieces from last year’s squad, so the #PRO Movement staff expects Bates to be playing at premium this season.
Bates may be an “undersized” on most nights. However, Bates excels at utilizing his wingspan & strength to effectively compete against bigger players. Along with his athleticism, Bates is a very intriguing prospect that stock will only increase as the season continues. Bates is also a solid student, currently at a 3.2 GPA & 1040 SAT. Physical Therapy or Business Administration are the degree paths Bates is considering pursuing in college.